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Life of homemade butter? Answered

How long would you say homemade butter lasts with and without freezing it? Can you leave it out on the counter?

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wold630Best Answer (author)2017-03-06

If the buttermilk is properly removed, with the 'washing' method, homemade butter will last in the refrigerator for about 2-3 weeks. It can go rancid much sooner if the buttermilk isn't fully removed.

You can store homemade butter in the freezer for about 6-9 months, but it's so tasty I can't image it lasting that long!

It's best to store butter (homemade and store-bought) in the refrigerator, although, if your kitchen is relatively cool (below 70 degrees F.) you can leave it on the counter for a day or two. If you want room temp butter for spreading, leave out just enough so that it will get used up quickly.

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